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Feb 10, 2019 Richmal Crompton
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LibriVox recording of William Again by Richmal Crompton. Read in English by David Wales Fourteen more stories about William Brown. William is a mischievous eleven year old who is puzzled by the adult world, which is no less puzzled by him. The humor is gentle and pleasing in this 1923 publication. The series of books is better known in the United Kingdom than in the United States. (Summary by david wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Jun 5, 2018 LibriVox Covermakers
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Jul 5, 2017 LibriiVox covermakers
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Jun 17, 2015 Joyce Kilmer
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 20 recordings of Alarm Clocks by Joyce Kilmer.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 7, 2015. Joyce Kilmer (born as Alfred Joyce Kilmer) was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled "Trees" (1913), which was published in the collection Trees and Other Poems in 1914. While most of his works are largely unknown, a select few of his poems remain popular and are published frequently in anthologies. At the time of...
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Jun 16, 2015 Nathaniel Parker Willis
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Belfry Pigeon by Nathaniel Parker Willis. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 24, 2-15. Nathaniel Parker Willis, also known as N. P. Willis, was an American author, poet and editor who worked with several notable American writers including Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He became the highest-paid magazine writer of his day. For a time, he was the employer of former slave and future writer Harriet Jacobs. (...
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Jun 16, 2015 Abraham Lincoln
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A few of Lincoln's most famous speeches and the Lincoln-Douglas debate make for historic reading. (summary by David O) Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (79MB)
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Jun 16, 2015 Plutarch
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LibriVox recording of The Morals, Volume 2, by Plutarch. Read by Librivox Volunteers.] The Moralia (loosely translatable as "Matters relating to customs") of the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea is an eclectic collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches. They give an insight into Roman and Greek life, but often are also fascinating timeless observations in their own right. Many generations of Europeans have read or imitated them, including Montaigne and the...
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Jun 16, 2015 Madison Cawein
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Don Quixote by Madison Cawein.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 24, 2015. Madison Julius Cawein was born in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating from high school, Cawein worked in a pool hall in Louisville as a cashier in Waddill's New-market, which also served as a gambling house. He worked there for six years, saving his pay so he could return home to write. His output was thirty-six books and 1,500 poems. His writing presented...
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Jun 16, 2015 Robert. F. Murray
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of The Wasted Day by Robert. F. Murray.  This was the Weekly  Poetry project for May 31, 2015. Robert Fuller Murray was a Victorian poet. Although born in the United States, Murray lived most of his life in the United Kingdom, most notably in St Andrews, Scotland. He wrote two books of poetry and was published occasionally in periodicals. ( Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Jun 15, 2015 Nina Wilcox Putnam
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LibriVox recording of Laughter Limited, by Nina Wilcox Putnam.    When some people write the story of their life it is a sign that they are dead.  There are in the motion-picture world also a class of dead ones who allow somebody else to write their biography.  Dead from the neck up, anyways.   They may be alive as stars all right, but they couldn't write a continuity for the story of a custard pie.  Bonnie Delane, Famous Silvermont Star, tells her own story exclusively for Closeups...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, general fiction/published 1900 onwards, movies, Hollywood, acting
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Jun 15, 2015 Stefan Zweig
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LibriVox recording of The Burning Secret, by Stefan Zweig. Read by Lee Smalley.  A lonely, convalescing 12 year-old boy and his attractive mother, who is in a loveless marriage, meet a gentleman while vacationing at a European resort. Seeking an enjoyable way to pass the time, the man schemes to seduce the woman with the unwitting help of the boy. The son, puzzled by the developing relationship, becomes increasingly isolated and suspicious as he loses his childish innocence in this gripping...
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Jun 15, 2015 William Walker Atkinson
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LibriVox recording of Mental Fascination, by William Walker Atkinson. This book looks at the Followers of the New Thought movement of the early 20th century who believed in the concept of "mind over matter," It introduces us to the mental fascination among animals . the rationale of fascination . experimental fascination . the phenomena of induced imagination . the dangers of psychism . Oriental fascination . and much more. From 1901 to 1905 William Walker Atkinson was the editor of a...
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Jun 15, 2015 Margaret Sidney
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Joel Pepper, by Margaret Sidney. The Peppers are a family of three boys, two girls, and Mamsie. They are poor, living in their "Little Brown House", but they always manage to be happy. This book comprises the adventures of Joel, the middle Pepper child and the most mischievous. Among other things, Joel encounters a snake, a thief, and a nail pile; puts on a circus; rides on a stagecoach; and gets into a fight on Strawberry Hill! (Summary by...
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Jun 15, 2015 Joseph Rodman Drake
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LibriVox recording of The Culprit Fay and Other Poems by Joseph Rodman Drake.  A short collection, The Culprit Fay and Other Poems, was published posthumously by his daughter in 1835. His best-known poems are the long title-poem of that collection and the patriotic "The American Flag" which was set as a cantata for two soloists, choir and orchestra by the Czech composer Antonin Dvo?ák in 1892-93, as his Op. 102. In the early part of the 19th Century both Drake and his friend Halleck...
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Jun 14, 2015 Aristophanes
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LibriVox recording of The Clouds, by Aristophanes.  Read by Expatriate.  Strepsiades is an Athenian burdened with debt from a bad marriage and a spendthrift son.  He resolves to go to the Thinking Shop, where he can purchase lessons from the famous Socrates in ways to manipulate language in order to outwit his creditors in court.  Socrates, represented as a cunning, manipulative, irreverent sophist, has little success with the dull-witted Strepsiades, but is able to teach the old man's son...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Classics (Antiquity), comedy, dramatic reading, Greek drama, Aristophanes
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Jun 13, 2015 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. Read by Brad Filippone A small group of people become embroiled in the tumultuous events of the French Revolution.  - Summary by Brad Filippone For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B 01-24...
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Jun 12, 2015 Elizabeth Gaskell
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LibriVox recording of North and South by Elizabeth Gask3ll.  Read by MaryAnn Spiegel North and South is set in the fictional industrial town of Milton in the North of England. Forced to leave her home in the tranquil rural south, Margaret Hale settles with her parents in Milton where she witnesses the brutal world wrought by the industrial revolution and employers and workers clashing in the first organized strikes. Sympathetic to the poor whose courage and tenacity she admires and among whom...
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Jun 12, 2015 Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
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LibriVox recording of Flower Stories, by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets.    This volume contains stories, poems, and facts about lots of different flowers, intended for teaching children. It is divided into thirteen parts, each covering a different type of flower. - Summary by Rachel For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording.  For more free audio books or...
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Jun 12, 2015 Ellis Parker Butler
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of a Suburbanite, by Ellis Parker Butler. Why is the neighbor so obsessed with his car? Where can we find a good gardener? Should we have a Santa Claus at our Christmas party? Yes, this is suburbia... much the same today as it was in 1911. - Summary by Sarah Jennings. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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Jun 12, 2015 Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox recording of Poems of Optimism, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This is a volume of Poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The topic of this volume is "optimism". (Summary by Carolin) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (55MB)
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Jun 12, 2015 Various
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LibriVox recording of Poems of American History, The Colonial Era, by Various. A History through Poetry of the exploration and settling of North American by Europeans. Beginning with Leif Erikson, and continuing through the Age of Exploration to the colonies of Virginia and New Amsterdam, including the arrival of the Puritans, the life of Pocahontas, the persecution of the Quakers, and the horror of the Salem Witch Trials, with works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier,...
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Jun 12, 2015 Frederic Maccabe
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LibriVox recording of Maccabe's Art of Ventriloquism and Vocal Illusions by Frederic Maccabe. Read by Librivox Volunteers. This manual offers instructions on how to become a ventriloquist. Starting out from a general introduction of ventriloquism, it explains how sounds are formed in the human body and how the voice is used. It then provides exercises for the budding artist, and a number of dialogues for performances. For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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Jun 11, 2015 George Durston
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LibriVox recording of The Boy Scout Aviators, by George Durston.  Read by Kangaroo692.  Follow the adventures of Harry Fleming, Dick Mercer, and Jack Young in this exciting Boy Scout adventure! Harry is an American Boy Scouts separated from his country and hometown when his father has to go on a trip to England for business. He joins a Boy Scout troop there and meets Dick Mercer. Together they help solve an exciting mystery in the midst of heliographs, spies, and traps, finding their way to...
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Jun 11, 2015 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Web by E.Phillips Oppenheim. Read by Richard Kilmer Stirling Deane has sold the Little Anna Gold Mine which he discovered in South Africa. The sale has made him a rich man and the head of the company to which he sold the mine. A former acquaintance from his days in South Africa has shown up and claims that he has the original deed to the mine and that he is in fact the owner of the mine. Shortly after a meeting with Deane, the man is found murdered and the deed...
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Jun 11, 2015 Orison Swett Marden
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LibriVox recording of An Iron Will , by Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924). Read by Ruth Golding. Orison Swett Marden was well-known at the turn of the 20th century for his inspirational and spiritual books of self-help. This one deals with the importance of a man developing his own will-power. Swett Marden here offers advice on how to achieve success and how to overcome disappointments through self-belief, persistence and determination, all within a spiritual and moral framework. For further...
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Jun 11, 2015 Mrs. O. F. Walton
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LibriVox recording of Saved at Sea by Mrs. O. F. Walton.  Read by Rachel Alick was born in a lighthouse during a storm, and raised in the same lighthouse. He used to wish something would change, and one day something did. In an attempt to rescue a ship in distress, Alick and his grandfather end up with a baby girl. Who are her parents? Did they perish on that stormy night? As the lighthouse people try to find the answers to these questions, little "Timpey" begins to work her way into...
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Jun 11, 2015 Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of The Mayor of Casterbridge, LibriVox Version 3 by Thomas Hardy.  Read by Alisson Veldhuis In a fit of drunkenness, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter to the highest bidder at a country fair. He lives with regret and swears off drink, until his wife and daughter return eighteen years later, when he is now well-off and the Mayor of Casterbridge. - Summary by Alisson Veldhuis For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Jun 10, 2015 Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox De Vulgari Eloquentia, by Dante Alighieri. Read by Anna Simon and Mary J. De vulgari eloquentia (On Eloquence in the Vernacular) is a short essay written by Dante Alighieri in Latin. The work remains incomplete; only one and a half books are extant. It is believed to have been composed during Dante's exile, probably at some point between 1302 and 1305. The work revolves around the relationship between Latin and vernacular, and the need for a literary language, with an excurse on the...
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Jun 10, 2015 Alexander Whyte
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LibriVox recording of Bunyan Characters Volume II, by Alexander Whyte. This is the second volume of four which goes into the details of Characters from John Bunyan's books. This one continues with the characters of Pilgrims Progress.  Summary by fiddlesticks For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Jun 10, 2015 Frank Norris
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LibriVox recording of The Third Circle, by Frank Norris. Read by David Wales Sixteen short stories by the American novelist Benjamin Frank Norris Jr (1870-1902) who wrote predominantly in the naturalist genre. He lived and worked in San Francisco. His writing has been compared to Emile Zola, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, and Edith Wharton. His writings sometimes contain an anti-Semitic element. ( Wikipedia and david wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Jun 10, 2015 Frank W. Boreham
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LibriVox recording of A Handful of Stars, by Frank W. Boreham. This is the second of a five volume series called "Texts That Made History". As with the first volume, "A Bunch of Everlastings", each chapter tell a brief biography with emphasis on the text from scripture that was significant in the life of each. It is biography and Bible study expertly woven together to produce interesting and inspirational stories. (Summary by Tim Bower) For further information, including...
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Jun 10, 2015 Sir Edwin Arnold
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Good Counsels - From the Sanskrit of the "Hitopadesa", by Sir Edwin Arnold.  Read by Jothi. The term ‘Hitopadesha’ is a combination of two Sanskrit terms, ‘Hita’ (welfare/ benefit) and ‘Upadesha’ (counsel). As the term suggests, The Hitopadesha is a collection of tales that gives good counsel. Hitopadesa was presumably written by Narayan Pandit and is an independent treatment of the Vishnu Sarman's Panchatantra (3rd century BC) which it...
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Jun 10, 2015 Various
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LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 05, articles published in 1893. Contents: Discoverers of America: Annual Address by the President, Gardiner G. Hubbard The Movements of our Population Rainfall Types of the United States: Annual Report by Vice-President General A. W. Greely The Natural Bridge of Virginia The geographical Position and Height of Mount Saint Elias The Improvement of Geographical Teaching An undiscovered Island off the northern Coast of Alaska The...
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Jun 9, 2015 R.M. Ballantyne
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LibriVox recording of Jarwin and Cuffy, by R.M. Ballantyne.  Read by Esther ben Simonides. Jarwin is an English sailor who has been shipwrecked. He is stranded on a raft with only his dog Cuffy, and land is nowhere in sight. Their food and water is running out. What can Jarwin do to save his dog's (and his own) life?  Summary by Esther ben Simonides. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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Jun 9, 2015 Arthur Scott Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Dickie Deer Mouse by Arthur Scott Bailey. "All the four-footed folk in the neighborhood agreed that Dickie Deer Mouse was well worth knowing. Throughout Pleasant Valley there was no one else so gentle as he . . . He was always tastefully dressed in fawn color and white. And except sometimes in the spring, when he needed a new coat, he was a real joy to see. For he both looked and acted like a well-bred little person." In one of Bailey's...
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Jun 9, 2015 Edgar Saltus
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LibriVox recording of Mr. Incoul's Misadventure, by Edgar Saltus. Read by Librivox volunteers. Saltus has been compared to Oscar Wilde for wit and language. His novels are entertaining, yet philosophical, exposing the vagaries of human nature. The publishers promoted Mr. Incoul's Misadventure thus: "A novel which is sure to be condemned by every one who prefers platitude to paradox, or tea and toast to truffles and red pepper." - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information,...
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Jun 9, 2015 Thomas Lansing Masson
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LibriVox recording of Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Vol 1, edited by Thomas Lansing Masson. Volume 1 of a ten volume collection of amusing tales, observations and anecdotes by America's greatest wordsmiths. This work includes selections by such household favorites as Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Benjamin Franklin and Washington Irving. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Jun 9, 2015 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Sign of the Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by ashleighjane. Treasure, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, love, murder, and revenge. One of Arthur Conan Doyle's four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Jun 9, 2015 Ann Hawkshaw
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LibriVox recording of Sonnets on Anglo-Saxon History, by Ann Hawkshaw. Read by eggs4ears. The history of Britain up to the Norman Conquest in the form 100 prose commentaries, each followed by a sonnet. The commentaries set the historical scene, quoting from Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and noted historians of the times, Hawkshaws sonnets are both imaginative and reflective, often casting new light on historical figures and events. Born in Yorkshire, Ann Hawkshaw spent much of her creative...
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Jun 9, 2015 George Iles
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LibriVox recording of Little Masterpieces of Science - Health and Healing Edited by George Iles.  Read by LibriVox Volunteers One of a series of books, "Little Masterpieces in Science" edited by George Iles, Health and Healing is a collection of articles written by prominent physicians and scientists describing key advances in medicine through the end of the 19th century.  Published in 1902, this book includes chapters on Pasteur's work with vaccines, tuberculosis, malaria, pain,...
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Jun 9, 2015 Sir Alfred Edward East
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour by Sir Alfred Edward East. Read in English by Sue Anderson Sketching from Nature, Equipment, Colour, Composition, Trees, Skies, Grass, Reflections, Distance -- chapters rich with timeless oil painting advice by a master landscape artist, Sir Alfred East.  East had an exceptional ability to capture the individuality of trees, the quiver of their leaves against the sky.   “If we look at a photograph, the edges of the trees do...
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Jun 8, 2015 Frances Alice Forbes
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LibriVox recording of Saint Benedict, by Frances Alice Forbes. Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 543 or 547) is honoured by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. One of his most well known achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks. He is often...
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Jun 7, 2015 P. T. Barnum
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Money Getting, or Golden Rules for Making Money , by P. T. Barnum. Read by Ruth Golding. Although Barnum considered himself primarily a showman and his main goal was to put money in his own pocket, this little book, subtitled Golden Rules for Making Money does have a good deal of common sense about how to make money, and perhaps more importantly, how to keep it once you've made it. Of course, having been written nearly a century and a half ago, some of the...
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Jun 7, 2015 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 144 by Various. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers This is a collection of 24 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for May 2015. This collection includes the following: Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Circe, by Augusta Webster Desert Pools, by Sara Teasdale In the Early Pearly Morning: Song by Valgovind, by Laurence Hope Epitaph, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Eternal Justice, by Anne Reeve Aldrich Gingo Biloba - Splitting Up,...
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Jun 6, 2015 D. H. Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence. Read in English by Tony Foster "There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-valued of his novels, Lawrence once again presents us with a young woman hemmed in by her middle-class upbringing and (like Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow) longing for escape. Alvina Houghton's plight, however, is given a rather comic and even picaresque treatment. Losing first...
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Jun 5, 2015 Amice MacDonell
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A one-act play which describes the setting and writing of the Magna Carta, including the famous line "now is justice bought and sold" in the Prologue.  - Summary by Beth Thomas Narrator: Denny Sayers King John: Rob Marland Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury: Beth Thomas William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke: Larry Wilson Robert Fitz-Walter, Castellan of London: Adele de Pignerolles Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford: Esther ben Simonides Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk: KHand Saer de...
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Jun 5, 2015 Various
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories February 1931. Read by LibriVox Volunteers This issue includes "Werewolves of War" by D. W. Hall, "The Tentacles from Below" by Anthony Gilmore, "The Black Lamp" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Phalanxes of Atlans" by F. V. W. Mason, and  continues with "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin,  - Summary by Bill Boerst For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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Jun 5, 2015 Various
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Librivox recording of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October 1930 Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Issue no. 10 of the magazine brings you Stolen Brains by Captain S.P. Meek The Invisible Death by Victor Rousseau Prisoners on the Electron by Robert H. Leitfred Producing Heat by Artic Cold Part 2 of Jetta of the Lowlands by Ray Cummings An Extra Man by Jackson Gee along with  the Readers' Corner and interesting scientific facts (Summary by Annise) For further information, including links to...
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Jun 4, 2015 Terry Carr
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LibriVox recording of Warlord of Kor by Terry Carr. Read by Mark Nelson GOD, MACHINE--OR LISTENING POST FOR OUTSIDERS? Horng sat opposite the tiny, fragile creature who held a microphone, its wires attached to an interpreting machine. He blinked his huge eyes slowly, his stiff mouth fumblingly forming words of a language his race had not used for thirty thousand years. "Kor was ... is ... God ... Knowledge." He had tried to convey this to the small creatures who had invaded his world,...
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Jun 4, 2015 Luigi Pirandello
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A LibriVox full cast recording of Henry IV, A Tragedy in Three Acts, by Luigi Pirandello (1867 - 1936), translated by Edward Storer (1880 - 1944). A talented actor and historian falls off his horse in a historical pageant while playing the role of Henry IV. When he comes to, he believes himself to be Henry. For the next twenty years his nephew, Count de Nolli, funds an elaborate hoax in a remote villa, where actors play the roles of Henry's privy councillors and simulate the 11th century court....
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Jun 4, 2015 E. W. Hornung
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LibriVox recording of A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung (LibriVox Version 2)  Read by LibriVox Volunteers A Thief in the Night is a 1905 collection of short stories by Ernest William Hornung, featuring his popular character A. J. Raffles. It was the third book in the series, and the final collection of short stories. In it, Raffles, a gentleman thief, commits a number of burglaries in late Victorian England. Although Raffles had been killed in the Second Boer War at the end of The Black...
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Jun 4, 2015 Thomas Hardy
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LibriVox recording of A Laodicean by Thomas Hardy. Read in English by Simon Evers The Laodicean (someone whose religious beliefs are “lukewarm”) of the title is Paula Power who bought the ancient castle De Stancy which she is determined to restore. Being of a modern frame of mind, she has the telegraph connected to the castle – and uses it all the time in the course of the story. George Somerset is a young architect who is invited to compete for the chance of the commission to restore the...
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Jun 3, 2015 Thornton W. Burgess
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LibriVox recording of  The Adventures of Reddy Fox by Thornton W. Burgess. Read by LibriVox volunteers. This timeless story tells of an overconfident little fox who steals a plump pet hen and is hotly pursued by Farmer Brown's boy and Bowser the Hound. Children will delight in Reddy's risky antics and the commotion his behavior causes among the other woodland creatures. Grandma Fox tries her best to teach him and Reddy tries very hard to be good but his curiosity is always finding ways to get...
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Jun 3, 2015 Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of Little Lord Fauntleroy (Dramatic Reading, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This story is about an American lad of 7 years old who lives with his young widowed mother in New York. He spends his days with his friend the grocery man Mr. Hobbs, the boot black Dick, and other young lads from his town. His best friend is his mother, whom he calls dearest, because that is what his papa used to call her. Cedric has curly blond hair, a sturdy young body, and a beautiful face that is...
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Jun 3, 2015 Various
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LibriVox recording of Birds and All Nature, Vol. IV, No 4, October 1898 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and All Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and...
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May 29, 2015 Ray Cummings
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In "Tarrano the Conqueror" is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D.--a time somewhat farther beyond our present-day era than we are beyond Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you the impression that you have suddenly been plunged forward into that time--to give you the feeling Columbus might have had could he have read a novel of our present-day life. To this end I have conceived myself a writer of that future time, addressing his contemporary public. You...
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May 28, 2015 Henrik Ibsen
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LibriVox recording of Pillars of Society by Henrik Ibsen Pillars of Society was Ibsen's first successful realist drama, first performed in 1877. Karsten Bernick is the dominant businessman in a small coastal town in Norway, with interests in shipping and shipbuilding in a long-established family firm. Now he is planning his most ambitious project yet, backing a railway which will connect the town to the main line and open a fertile valley which he has been secretly buying up. Suddenly his past...
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Jan 26, 2015
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers.  For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings...
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Nov 2, 2014
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers.  For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings...
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Jan 12, 2014 Librivox Volunteers
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A collection of M4B files created by LibriVox Volunteers. For a current list of related pages go the Main Librivox M4B page . An M4B file is an audio file which can be bookmarked. This is the audio-book file type. These files can have chapter markers which can be skipped through as you would skip through files on a play list. They can have built in cover art and chapter images. They will remember where you left off each time you stop the file and come back to it . And variable speed settings on...
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May 6, 2013 librivoxaudio
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LibriVox recording of He and She, by Rachel Crothers. Read by a full cast. A feminist drama that gained considerable critical and commercial success when it originally ran on Broadway. The play is about a husband and wife who also happen to be artists. A socially conscious battle of the sexes ensues over professional jealousy and whether the woman's place in the home should be thrown over for occupational dreams. (Summary by ChuckW & Amanda Friday) Cast: Tom Herford: Robert Hoffman Ann...
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Apr 11, 2013 Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben
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LibriVox recording of Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States : part I, by Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben. More commonly know as "The Blue Book" this publication was key to organizing the young American military in the Revolutionary War with England. This book served both as a regulation and a how-to manual. (Summary by David Olson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Apr 6, 2013 George Bernard Shaw
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LibriVox recording of Widowers' Houses, by George Bernard Shaw. Read by a full cast. This is one of three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898; they were termed "unpleasant" because they were intended, not to entertain their audiences—as traditional Victorian theatre was expected to—but to raise awareness of social problems and to censure exploitation of the laboring class by the unproductive rich. In this play, Dr. Harry Trench becomes disillusioned when he discovers...
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Apr 4, 2013 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of Vera; or the Nihilists, by Oscar Wilde. Read by a full cast. Vera; or, The Nihilists is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a melodramatic tragedy set in Russia and is loosely based on the story of Vera Zasulich. It was the first play that Wilde wrote. It was produced in the United Kingdom in 1880, and in New York in 1882, but it was not a success and folded in both cities. It is nowadays rarely revived. (Summary by Wikipedia) Cast : Peter Sabouroff/Baron Raff: Algy Pug Vera...
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Apr 4, 2013 Saki (H. H. Munro)
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LibriVox recording of The Westminster Alice , by Saki (1870 - 1916). Read by Ruth Golding. Published five years before John Kendrick Bangs had the same idea with Alice in Blunderland , Saki, in his 1902 series of satirical articles, takes an Alice in Wonderland view of British politics, which Alice finds even stranger than events in Wonderland. In all honesty, owing to its extremely topical nature this political satire hasn't worn well, which explains why it has virtually sunk without trace. To...
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Feb 8, 2013 librivoxaudio
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LibriVox recording of Adventurers of the Far North, by Stephen Leacock. Read by TriciaG. This is volume 20 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This volume describes the explorers who braved the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, focusing on Samuel Hearne, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, and Sir John Franklin. (Summary by TriciaG) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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Feb 1, 2013 librivoxbooks
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LibriVox 's Short Poetry Collection 116. This is a collection of 25 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for January 2013. This project contains the following: Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Apology by Amy Lowell (1874-1925) The Atlantic by Edward Doyle (1854-?) Benjamin Painter by Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) Mrs. Benjamin Painter by Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) Casey At the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1860-1940) Dark Spirit of Desart Rude by Percy Shelley (1792-1822) Exeunt...
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